Priests rape kids, but the Catholic Church acts like the victim ?
- 2010/04/08 12:21:30
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Read the news and it seems the Catholic Church is less upset about kids getting raped by priests, and more upset about people making the Church “look bad.”
In the latest embarrassment, over 200 deaf kids were molested by the same priest in Wisconsin, the Church covered it up, and the rapist priest died without facing the consequences, thanks to the protection of the Church.
Now the Church’s answer is not to clean up its corrupt system, but to blame the victims for making the Church look bad.
The Catholic Church is shamefully spinning the facts and playing the victim, and complaining about all the bad publicity. It’s as though the Church expects an apology from the victims!
Bill Donahue of the Catholic League wrote a whiny blog for CNN complaining that sex abuse by Catholic priests was getting too much unfair publicity.
Cardinals are “standing by” the Pope to defend him against “hateful” media stories that expose that Pope Benedict and top clergy have covered up priest molestation to save the Church from embarrassment. One Vatican official went so far as to compare the Church’s current “suffering” with what Jews in Nazi Germany had to endure.
Really ? How can anyone say that with a straight face ?
How can Catholics of good conscience stand by their Church now that the Church is blaming the victims of rape, and making itself look like a victim of hate?
Kids have been molested by Catholic priests for years, this is nothing new. The Church has repeatedly covered up these scandals, and protected and moved pedophile priests rather than telling the police. The Church’s cover up and tolerance for monster priests only encourages and abets pedophilia in the Church.
When Jesus said “let the little children come unto me,” I don’t think this is what he had in mind.
Priests and cardinals who have supported their Church over rape victims had better pray that there is NOT a Hell.
The Catholic Church wants to make these cases look like isolated incidents by rogue priests, but by covering up these scandals, the Church is just as guilty. If this were any other organization the top officials would all be held liable and sitting in jail right now.
And the Church’s argument that all criticism is anti-Catholic bigotry is bullshit.When I was a kid I went to Catholic school, catechism, and Church on Sundays, and I have long had respect for the Church even though I am not very religious now. Is it any wonder why more and more people are leaving the Catholic Church when its leaders won’t even stand up for what’s right ?
The Catholic Church has lost its credibility and moral authority. Shame on the Catholic Church, and shame on the morons who are standing by it right now.
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